Welcome to this edition of the Food Allergies Blog Carnival! For readers who don’t know what a blog carnival is, think of it like a magazine of articles that gets published on a schedule. Every two weeks, we food allergy bloggers submit an article to be published by the host blogger, and this week I get to be the host.
So here are all the wonderful articles that have been sent in…
Check out these Halloween-themed articles!
- Alison (that’s me!) contributed two articles about Halloween candy. The first is called Halloween candy for kids with food allergies which lists the top 8 allergens for many different candies. The second article is the Gluten-Free and Allergen-Free Candy Quick List. Both are posted here at Sure Foods Living.
- Rational Jenn lays down some very good Halloween rules in My Annual Halloween Post posted at Rational Jenn. Jenn says, “We’re having our annual party again this year. I’m very excited! And I think we’ve made the decision to exchange our non-FA kid’s candy out for peanut-free stuff. I *think*.”
- Alisa writes about dairy-free treats in Halloween Just Keeps Getting Yummier for Dairy-Free Kids posted at Go Dairy Free.
- Alisa also presents Tips for Being Allergy-Aware this Halloween saying, “This was actually a press release from Enjoy Life, but it has some useful tips nonetheless!”
- Nowheymama says “Here are some of my tips (and commenters’ tips!) for a safe Halloween.” She presents No Whey, Mama: Halloween posted at No Whey, Mama.
- chupieandjsmama tells about a great candy store (order deadline is Friday the 17th!) in Trick or Treat posted at Our Story.
Need some new recipes? Try these:
- “These are light with a cakelike texture and subtle coconut flavor. They’d be great frosted as cupcakes!” says Ricki from Diet, Dessert and Dogs of her gluten-free coconut treat. If you want the recipe (and to read a funny story from Ricki’s childhood!), go read Lucky Comestible 4 (2): Cuckoo for Coconut (GF Mini Loaves or Cupcakes)
- Ewa offers “A yummy ribs recipe to share with y’all.” in The very abandoned blog posted at Casein Point.
- chupieandjsmama presents Mom’s Food Allergy Diner: Pumpkin Muffins posted at Mom’s Food Allergy Diner. Perfect for Halloween!
These articles address peanuts:
- Monique Attinger of Be Allergy Wise says “With the trend towards peanut and nut free schools, many parents (and not just the allergic) are looking for ways to feed their children. This article addresses that need.” Her article is called Allergy Friendly Peanut Butter Alternatives and includes pb alternatives I hadn’t even considered… but now want to try!
- Jennifer O’Quigley find some very unusual peanuts in Laughing at Peanuts – Bent Objects Blogspot and Business Can Be a Dangerous Place – The Peanut Business card posted at Comments From the Peanut Free Gallery. Funny!
- Jennifer B attacks a difficult question: “what does peanut-free mean?” in Results of the Peanut-Free Definition Polls posted at Food Allergy Buzz.
For the corn-allergic (this allergy seems to be growing!):
- Christine presents Welcome to the Club / The Rules posted at Corn Allergic – What I Reacted To Today, saying, “A page from the top secret handbook for living with a corn allergy.”
Are you prepared for a food allergy emergency? Read on…
- Libby writes about “a firefighter/paramedic’s perspective on medic alert tags” in The Firehouse Rocks posted at The Allergic Kid.
- Ria Sharon shares “How I came up with my very own allergy kit: Check My Tag.” in My Very Own Allergy Kit for Food Allergies posted at Check My Tag Community.
What to do about those birthday parties?
- Vivian talks about something we are all going through in Birthday Parties and Food Allergies: Burden or Present? posted at The Rebel Queen.
It’s always exciting to find gluten-free pizza!
- Linds writes about “a great pizza place to check out if you’re traveling near the Kansas City area” in Vacationing with Food Allergies: Kansas City posted at This Abode.
That concludes this edition of the Food Allergies Blog Carnival. Submit your blog article to the next edition of living with food allergies carnival using the carnival submission form. Go Dairy Free will be the host in 2 weeks. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.